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Silvia Ferreira

Sílvia Ferreira

Senior Associate

Sílvia practices in the litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution department, with special focus on arbitration and litigation and pre-litigation cases related to Civil Law, Commercial Law, and Corporate Law involving national and international parties. She also assists with disputes involving several jurisdictions.

Sílvia also acts as Secretary in arbitrations.


  • Advising national and international companies on arbitration proceedings.
  • Advising national and international clients in multi-jurisdictional lawsuits relating to breach of contracts in the most varied sectors of activity.
  • Advising national and international clients in lawsuits relating to the enforcement of collaterals provided abroad in several sectors of activity.
  • Representing a major OEM involved in the trucks-cartel in several private enforcement cases.
  • Representing a major beverage supplier in the first set of hub-and-spoke cases in Portugal.
  • Advising a client who was a member of the Board of Directors of a Portuguese Bank in several lawsuits following the application of a resolution measure to the Bank by the Bank of Portugal in the context of the collapse of the group.
  • Advising national and international companies in special revitalization processes, aiming at their restructuring.
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAC-CCIP) and the Portuguese Arbitration Association (APA) - V Intensive Course for Arbitrators, Specialization, 2023
  • Nova School of Law, Post-Graduation in Arbitration, 2020
  • Lisbon University, School of Law, Post-Graduation Degree in Commercial Litigation, 2017
  • Lisbon University, School of Law, Law Degree, 2016

Prior Experience

  • 2023 - present, Senior Associate, DLA Piper ABBC (previously ABBC)
  • 2019 - 2023, Associate, DLA Piper ABBC (previously ABBC)
  • 2018 - 2019, Associate Lawyer, Portuguese law firm
  • 2016 - 2018, Trainee lawyer, Portuguese law firm

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.
  • Member of the Portuguese Arbitration Association since 2023.
  • Member of the Club Español del Arbitraje since 2023.